0001085146-14-000488.txt : 20140212 0001085146-14-000488.hdr.sgml : 20140212 20140211191450 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001085146-14-000488 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13G PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20140212 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20140211 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: Ascent Capital Group, Inc. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001437106 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: SERVICES-MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS SERVICES [7380] IRS NUMBER: 262735737 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-84212 FILM NUMBER: 14595974 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 12300 LIBERTY BOULEVARD CITY: ENGELWOOD STATE: CO ZIP: 80112 BUSINESS PHONE: 720-875-5622 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 12300 LIBERTY BOULEVARD CITY: ENGELWOOD STATE: CO ZIP: 80112 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: Ascent Media Corp DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20110616 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: Ascent Media CORP DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20080606 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: BROWN ADVISORY INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001345929 IRS NUMBER: 522112409 STATE OF INCORPORATION: MD FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 901 SOUTH BOND STREET STREET 2: SUITE #400 CITY: BALTIMORE STATE: MD ZIP: 21231 BUSINESS PHONE: 410-537-5400 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 901 SOUTH BOND STREET STREET 2: SUITE #400 CITY: BALTIMORE STATE: MD ZIP: 21231 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: BROWN ADVISORY HOLDINGS INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20051202 SC 13G 1 ascma_21114.htm

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. )*

Ascent Capital Group, Inc.


(Name of Issuer)



(Title of Class of Securities)

043632108


(CUSIP Number)

January 31, 2014


(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

[X] Rule 13d-1(b)
[   ] Rule 13d-1(c)
[   ] Rule 13d-1(d)

* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see Instructions).

CUSIP No.: 043632108
1 NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
Brown Advisory Incorporated ("BA, Inc.")

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON (ENTITIES ONLY)
52-2112409
2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(a)  [   ]
(b)  [   ]
3 SEC USE ONLY
 
4 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
BA, Inc. is a Maryland Corporation
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5 SOLE VOTING POWER
563,315
6 SHARED VOTING POWER
0
7 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
8 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
687,323
9 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
687,323
10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES []

11 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
5.04%
12 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
HC (Holding Company)

CUSIP No.: 043632108
1 NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
Brown Advisory, LLC ("BA, LLC")

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON (ENTITIES ONLY)
26-0680642
2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(a)  [   ]
(b)  [   ]
3 SEC USE ONLY
 
4 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
BA, LLC is a Maryland Company
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5 SOLE VOTING POWER
533,177
6 SHARED VOTING POWER
0
7 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
8 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
656,990
9 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
656,990
10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES []

11 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
4.81%
12 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
IA (Investment Advisor)

CUSIP No.: 043632108
1 NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Company ("BIATC")

I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON (ENTITIES ONLY)
52-1811121
2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(a)  [   ]
(b)  [   ]
3 SEC USE ONLY
 
4 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
BIATC is a Maryland Company
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5 SOLE VOTING POWER
30,138
6 SHARED VOTING POWER
0
7 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
8 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
30,333
9 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
30,333
10 CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES []

11 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
0.22%
12 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
BK (Bank)

CUSIP No.: 043632108
ITEM 1(a). NAME OF ISSUER:
Ascent Capital Group, Inc.
ITEM 1(b). ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES:
12300 LIBERTY BOULEVARD
ENGELWOOD CO 80112
ITEM 2(a). NAME OF PERSON FILING:
Brown Advisory Incorporated ("BA, Inc.")
Brown Advisory, LLC ("BA, LLC")
Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Company ("BIATC")
ITEM 2(b). ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE:
901 South Bond Street, Ste. 400
Baltimore, MD 21231
ITEM 2(c). CITIZENSHIP:
Brown Advisory Incorporated ("BA, Inc.") - BA, Inc. is a Maryland Corporation
Brown Advisory, LLC ("BA, LLC") - BA, LLC is a Maryland Company
Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Company ("BIATC") - BIATC is a Maryland Company
ITEM 2(d). TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES:
ITEM 2(e). CUSIP NUMBER:
043632108
ITEM 3. IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 240.13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b) or (c) CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A:
(a) [   ]  Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c);
(b) [X]  Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c);
(c) [   ]  Insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c);
(d) [   ]  Investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940
(15 U.S.C 80a-8);
(e) [X]  An investment adviser in accordance with 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
(f) [   ]  An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);
(g) [X]  A parent holding company or control person in accordance with 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);
(h) [   ]  A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act
(12 U.S.C. 1813);
(i) [   ]  A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);
(j) [   ]  A non-U.S. institution in accordance with 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);
(k) [   ]  Group, in accordance with 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K). If filing as a non-U.S. institution
in accordance with 240.13d1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution:
BA, Inc. is a parent holding company or control person in accordance with 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);
BA, LLC is an investment adviser in accordance with 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
BIATC is a Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c)
ITEM 4. OWNERSHIP:
Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.
(a) Amount beneficially owned:
687,323
(b) Percent of class:
5.04%
(c) Number of shares as to which the person has:
(i)   Sole power to vote or to direct the vote:
Brown Advisory Incorporated ("BA, Inc.") - 563,315
Brown Advisory, LLC ("BA, LLC") - 533,177
Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Company ("BIATC") - 30,138
(ii)  Shared power to vote or to direct the vote:
Brown Advisory Incorporated ("BA, Inc.") - 0
Brown Advisory, LLC ("BA, LLC") - 0
Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Company ("BIATC") - 0
(iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:
Brown Advisory Incorporated ("BA, Inc.") - 0
Brown Advisory, LLC ("BA, LLC") - 0
Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Company ("BIATC") - 0
(iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:
Brown Advisory Incorporated ("BA, Inc.") - 687,323
Brown Advisory, LLC ("BA, LLC") - 656,990
Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Company ("BIATC") - 30,333
ITEM 5. OWNERSHIP OF FIVE PERCENT OR LESS OF A CLASS:
If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following [   ].
ITEM 6. OWNERSHIP OF MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON:
The total securities being reported are beneficially owned by investment companies and other managed accounts of direct/indirect subsidiaries of BA, Inc. (listed above).

These subsidiaries may be deemed to be beneficial owners of the reported securities because applicable investment advisory contracts provide voting and/or investment power over securities. 
ITEM 7. IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE SUBSIDIARY WHICH ACQUIRED THE SECURITY BEING REPORTED ON BY THE PARENT HOLDING COMPANY:
Brown Advisory Incorporated (BA, Inc.) is a parent holding company filing this schedule on behalf of the following subsidiaries pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:
Brown Advisory, LLC (BA, LLC) IA (Investment Adviser)
Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Company (BIATC) BK (Bank)
 
ITEM 8. IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE GROUP:
 
ITEM 9. NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF GROUP:
 
ITEM 10. CERTIFICATION:
By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

SIGNATURE

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
February 11, 2014
Date
Brown Advisory Incorporated ("BA, Inc.")
Brett D. Rogers
Chief Compliance Officer

Signature
Brett D. Rogers, Chief Compliance Officer

Name/Title



Attention: Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal criminal violations (see 18 U.S.C. 1001).
CUSIP No.: 043632108
Joint Filing Agreement
Party signing this filing agrees that this statement is submitted as a joint filing on behalf of the undersigned:

Brown Advisory Incorporated ("BA, Inc.) - Parent Holding Company
Brown Advisory, LLC ("BA, LLC")
Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Company ("BIATC")